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Definition: The Hebrew marriage contract dating back to ancient times is called the Ketubah. The Ketubah is usually printed in a very beautiful, artistic, and creative way as a keepsake document for the bride and groom and an heirloom to pass on.

Literal Translation of Ketubah

The literal translation of ketubah is "it is written."

The Ketubah, dating back 2000 years, is one of the first legal documents giving financial and legal rights to women.

What is the Content a Ketubah?

Most of the ketubah texts today reflect on a couple's commitment to love and honor one another, and their respect for one another.

The content of a ketubah generally also includes the date and place of the wedding, the names of the bride and groom, and their fathers' names.

Traditonal ketubahs also discussed the trousseau and other financial aspects of the marriage.

Also Known As: Hebrew marriage contract, Jewish marriage contract
Alternate Spellings: ketuba, kettubah, katuba, katubah.

Plural spellings include: ketubot, ketubbot and ketubahs.

Examples:
An appropriate gift for a traditional first anniversary is to have your ketubah framed.

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